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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hug  \Hug\,  n. 
  A  close  embrace  or  clasping  with  the  arms,  as  in  affection  or 
  in  wrestling.  --Fuller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hug  \Hug\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hugged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hugging}.]  [Prob.  of  Scand.  origin;  cf  Dan.  sidde  paa  huk 
  to  squat,  Sw  huka  sig  to  squat,  Icel.  h?ka.  Cf  {Huckster}.] 
  1.  To  cower;  to  crouch;  to  curl  up  [Obs.]  --Palsgrave. 
 
  2.  To  crowd  together;  to  cuddle.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hug  \Hug\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  press  closely  within  the  arms;  to  clasp  to  the  bosom; 
  to  embrace.  ``And  huggen  me  in  his  arms.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  hold  fast  to  cling  to  to  cherish. 
 
  We  hug  deformities  if  they  bear  our  names 
  --Glanvill. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  To  keep  close  to  as  to  hug  the  land;  to  hug  the 
  wind. 
 
  {To  hug  one's  self},  to  congratulate  one's  self  to  chuckle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hug 
  n  :  a  tight  embrace  [syn:  {clinch}] 
  v  1:  hug,  usually  with  fondness;  "Hug  me  please";  "They 
  embraced"  [syn:  {embrace},  {bosom},  {squeeze}] 
  2:  fit  closely  or  tightly 




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